2011 (S2) Preseason

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  1. KnightNoles

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    2011 (S2) Preseason

    We have arrived to season 2...

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    Florida
    Alabama
    Florida State
    Texas
    Nebraska

    Get a Team Preview posted in this bitch
     
  2. BDSDIGITAL

    BDSDIGITAL One Time for your Mind

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    #2 Ohio State

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    Offense:

    This offense has the ability to be extremely dangerous. SR's T. Pryor and D. Herron have a chance to be prolific and both are legit Heisman candidates. On the outside SR WR D. Posey is also incredibly dangerous. At RB we are incredibly deep with J.Hall and J. Berry backing Herron up. There was alot of turnover at receiver, but the emergence of big play threats James Jackson and Chris Fields should lead to plenty of scoring opportunities for Pryor. The TE position is great as well with Jake Stoneburner coming back. He is a mismatch vs. any defense in the country and is one of the most dangerous players in the big 10 and the entire country for that matter.

    This offense is going to be deadly, and has the potential to score 500 pts this season.

    Which is good because....

    Defense: The defense may give up more than their share of points. Although we are talented everywhere, there was alot of turnover on the defense. The secondary is talented but young. The front 7 should be very good, but we are not deep anywhere on the defense, and we could end up being in a few shootouts. Alot is going to be riding on the defensive line, which is the best unit on the defense, and the D. Coordinator to call the right plays.

    Bottom Line:

    Injuries at certain positions could completely derail our season, but if we stay healthy this season and play to our abilities, there is no reason this team can't win a national title!
     
  3. bravejaf

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    Florida 2010-2011 Season Preview

    No one is Gainesville is happy with the 4-loss season Florida suffered last season. Alabama handed Florida a pair of losses last season and the teams will likely face off twice this season. The Gators also lost to rival Florida State after choking away a lead. The other loss was to LSU and that one may have been the most shocking. No one expected the Gators to lose to 1-4 LSU and the Tigers finished the season at 6-6.

    With Brantley, Demps and Rainey returning the offense is expected to be very strong. Brantley passed for 3,424 yards last season and he threw for 29 touchdowns. He will need to cut down on his 14 interceptions and improve his 57% completion percentage. Demps also had a productive season, rushing for 1,176 yards and 12 TD. He was non-existent in games against Bama and he will need to perform better this season. As for the receivers Florida has its top 3 back from last season in Rainey, Thompson and Hines. The trio combined for just under 2,000 yards receiving and 20 touchdowns. Florida did lose offensive lineman Carl Johnson and Mike Pouncey, both were selected in first round, but depth on roster should fill those positions.

    On the defensive side of the ball the Gators did suffer some big losses. Lawrence Marsh, Ahmad Black, Justin Trattou, AJ Jones and Brandon Hicks all graduated this past season. The loss of Jones and Hicks leaves the linebacker core with just one returning starter, Jelani Jenkins. Dee Finley and Johnathon Bostic will fill those spots. The defensive line should be strong, even with Marsh and Trattou, thanks to depth at that position. Ronald Powell and Jaye Howard are expected to be leaders on that unit. The secondary returns most of its players but the big question mark is how Matt Elam fills the role vacated by Black. Elam is still just a true sophomore but he needs to have a big season at strong safety.

    Florida has a few freshman who are expected to make an impact this season. The first is Josh Manning who will backup Brantley at QB and could see field in certain formations. At defensive tackle redshirt freshman Dominique Easley and Sharrif Floyd are expected to see some playing time this season. True freshman Joe Smith is expected to be primary backup at outside linebacker and redshirt freshman Cody Riggs will fill the role of dime cornerback.
     
  4. Bondzai

    Bondzai Your Mom's Best Friend

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    And you guys wonder why I went to the Gator game.
     
  5. Papa Perry

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    2011 Alabama Season Preview

    2011 Alabama

    Overview

    Alabama comes into this season after winning their 2nd consecutive BCS Title and NCAA record 14th national title. Alabama is also riding into this season with the nation's longest current win streak with 28 consecutive wins. Tis year will be somewhat opposite of last with Alabama returning more starters on defense than offense. Either way this team should be the favorite to win it all again and become the first team to ever win 3 straight national titles.

    Offense (6 Returning Starters)

    Alabama a new group of starters behind a veteran offensive line that knows ow to push defenses around. Even though the new starters have some big shoes to fill, a lot of them are expected to flourish. So. QB AJ McCarron will start this season but has only dropped back to pass 4 times in his career. Jr. HB Trent Richardson will get the majority of carries and could very well be a Heisman candidate at the end of the season. So. Eddie Lacy and Sr. Demetrius Goode will spell get some carries while Richardson rests. The receivers will be led by the quick and elusive Sr. Marquis Maze. Starting on the other side will be Sr. Brandon Gibson who didn't play a whole lot last year but still had 2 TDs. The 3rd WR for Alabama will be different combinations of Michael Bowman, Kenny Bell, and Kendall Kelly who are all rs-So.

    Defense (8 Returning Starters)

    Returning 8 starters for a defense that played great when it needed to last year is really gonna help this team win. Jr. Damion Square and rs-So. Darrington Sentimore are both new DE starters but should both be able to learn from Sr NT Josh Chapman. So. Ed Stintson as moved from back-up JACK to starting at SAM. Sr. Courtney Upshaw returns as the starting JACK. Sr. Donta Hightower and Jr. Nico Johnson also return at the MIKE and WILL positions respectively. The secondary will be led by junior corners Dre Kirkpatrick and BJ Scott and senior safeties Robby Green and Mark Barron. They lead a group that totaled 17 INTs last season.
     
  6. MaxATX34

    MaxATX34 Texas Football

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    Texas Preseason​


    Overview
    Texas had a disappointing season on many levels last year. The Longhorns looked like a sure thing for the first 10 weeks of the season, but a loss at home to undefeated Oregon sent them on a downward spiral. That slide was only stopped after Texas fired their offensive coordinator and rethought their scheme.
    After the dust settled and Texas finished the season with 11 wins including a Cotton Bowl victory, things began to look up for the Burnt Orange faithful. When the news broke that Malcolm Williams, Fozzy Whittaker, Aaron Williams, and Keenan Robinson would all be returning the Texas fanbase was recharged. The Horns seem to have all the pieces in place to make a more successful Championship run this time around.

    Offense
    Texas returns its entire starting backfield from last season, and it's #1 WR. There are some holes in the O-Line though, that are expected to be filled by the bigger underclassmen taking over.
    Their new offensive coordinator has the Longhorns running a deep and varied playbook that will take advantage of Texas' many offensive talents.
    #1 on that list of offensive talent is RB Fozzy Whittaker. The returning Doak Walker and Walter Camp Award winner rushed for 1600 yards and 21TDs last year, and looks to have another successful campaign. Look for (RS)Junior RB Tre Newton to make some noise while spelling Whittaker.
    Dont forget Garrett Gilbert. Gilbert is the nation's top returning passer, and has a bigger, faster WR squad than he did last year. Look for an intense battle for all 3 QB positions on the DC.

    Defense
    Texas lost a lot of upper-class talent from last year's class, but we all know the saying... "They just re-load". That seems to be the case on Texas' defensive side of the ball. There are Freshman starting all over the place. Matt Caldwell, the #1 overall prospect in the country last year, has locked up the #2 CB slot, and :5stars: FS Jermaine Lee is looking to takeover the hybrid Nickel/S position in Texas' base D.
    The Longhorns will be adding a 3-4 dimension to their defensive playbook, and will surely improve upon last year's numbers(which were piss poor).
     
  7. KnightNoles

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    2011 Florida State Seminoles

    Overview:
    The 2010 Seminoles had one disappointing loss that came at the hands of Alabama and then rattled off 12 straight wins and won the BCS Orange Bowl. The Noles return most of their talent minus Heisman winner Christian Ponder and some of the Oline.


    Offense: 9 Returners
    EJ Manuel will replace Ponder and the Noles return a talented backfield along with the top 4 receivers. Look for FSU to get back to the ground game after Thomas went for 200+ in the Bowl game to setup the passing game.


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    EJ Manuel takes over the offense

    Defense: 8 Returners
    FSU didn't lose much of a step on defense and they look to turn it up in 2011. Nigel Bradham returns and looks to have a monster year. There will be two new starters on the Dline but the LBs and secondary all have played significant minuets.


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    Nigel Bradham and the Nole defense looks to turn up the pressure

    Outlook:
    The Seminoles are a year older and hungry for more after the loss to Alabama ruined there perfect season. This years schedule might be the toughest in the Nation as it fields: Miami, Michigan, Texas, Florida and Alabama. The prediction with a a very veteran team would be 12-0 but with the last 3 weeks 11-1 or 10-2 will be another good year.
     
  8. KnightNoles

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    Keep them comin' fellas, try to have yours done by week 2
     
  9. Emmdotfrisk

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    I am waiting to do my write up until my "spring game" tonight.(y)
     
  10. Beazus Christ

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    2011 NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS

    Overview

    In 2010, the Huskers lost 3 of their first 6 games but rebounded to win out their remaining schedule and capture its first Big XII title in over a decade.

    Offense

    On the offensive side of the ball, the Huskers lose several key pieces to last year's offense. At first glance, the Husker's big loss appears to be All-American HB Roy Helu. However, in addition to Helu, the Husker's must also replace QB Zac Lee, WR Niles Paul, and TE Dreu Young. Although Nebraska has capable replacements at QB, HB, and TE, its lack of athleticism at WR may limit what Nebraska can do on offense.

    Defense

    DTs Jared Crick and Baker Stienkuhler are the best duo the country. When opposing offenses gameplan to avoid the middle, the Nebraska OLBs must perform better than they did a year ago. Although this team loses NFL draft picks CB Prince Amukamara and DE Pierre Allen, the pieces are in place for the Huskers to have a dominating defense in 2011.
     
  11. astealthyhippo

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    2011 West Virginia Mountaineers
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    Overview
    The Mountaineers come into 2011 as the defending Big East Champions and will look to keep the title in Morgantown. WVU went 11-2 last year, with a loss coming early in the year to eventual #2 and undefeated Oregon, and the other loss in the Orange Bowl to a 1-loss FSU team.

    WVU lost superstar Noel Devine and a few great defensive players in DT Chris Neild, LB J.T. Thomas, and CB Brandon Hogan. It's time for some new players to step up as the 2011 season begins...

    OFFENSIVE STARTERS
    Pos Name Class OVR
    QB Geno Smith JR 87
    HB Tavon Austin JR 88
    FB Ryan Clarke JR(RS) 75
    WR Brad Starks SR(RS) 90
    WR Ivan McCartney FR(RS) 82
    TE Tyler Urban SR 82
    LT Don Barclay SR(RS) 94
    LG Josh Jenkins SR 93
    C Joe Madsen JR(RS) 89
    RG Chad Snodgrass SR(RS) 83
    RT Jeff Braun JR(RS) 82
    K Tyler Bitancurt JR(RS) 98


    Oh no...no more Devine. Not to worry, the Mountaineers have re-loaded with Devine 2.0. Tavon Austin has switched back to his natural position at HB and will undoubtedly carry the offense. QB Geno Smith should be improved this year, should he stay healthy, and more weight will be put on his shoulders to make big passes downfield to stretch the defense. Brad Starks leads our WRs, but many youngsters will contribute including Stedman Bailey, True FR George Moody, and our #2 WR Ivan McCartney, who BTW is the cousin of...wait for it....wait.......just a little longer................Chad Ochocinco. The O-line should be decent, with the left side definitely being stronger than the right side.

    Our Kicker/Punter Tyler Bitancurt is one of the best kickers in college, at 98OVR with 99 kick power and accuracy.

    DEFENSIVE STARTERS
    Pos Name Class OVR
    LE Julian Miller SR(RS) 87
    DT Josh Taylor SR(RS) 78
    RE Will Clarke SO(RS) 76
    LOLB Najee Goode SR(RS) 83
    MLB Paul Garrett JR 71
    ROLB Bruce Irvin SR 78
    CB Keith Tandy SR(RS) 85
    CB Brantwon Bowser SR(RS) 82
    FS Robert Sands SR 90
    SS Terrence Garvin JR 84
    SS Derek Knight SR(RS) 82


    The Defense this year will be very interesting. We have probably the worst line of any of the user teams. SR(RS) Julian Miller will continue to make big plays and will hopefully improve on his 10 sacks from last year. RE Will Clarke will play pretty well despite his low rating, while DT Josh Taylor will split time with true FR T.J. King. Najee Goode will be the strong point of the LB corps, and we expect Bruce Irvin will be able to apply pressure on the quarterback often. Paul Garrett is a JUCO player who will likely split time with SO(RS) Branko Busick. Garrett does have good speed and accel though, so he shouldn't have much problem flying all over the field.

    With the loss of CB Brandon Hogan, Keith Tandy moves to the #1 CB and Brantwon Bowser moves up to #2 from the nickle. FS Robert Sands will once again be the leader of the defense and he should make some big plays with his 6'5 frame and 96 speed. Strong Safeties Terrence Garvin and Derek Knight have good experience and will help out in the pass rush and stopping the run.

    We needed to switch to a different defense thanks to our weak D-line, so we will use our strong secondary to our advantage, likely going back to the WVU defensive staple, the 3-3-5.
     
  12. astealthyhippo

    astealthyhippo happy painting and god bless

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    2011 West Virginia Mountaineers
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    Overview
    The Mountaineers come into 2011 as the defending Big East Champions and will look to keep the title in Morgantown. WVU went 11-2 last year, with a loss coming early in the year to eventual #2 and undefeated Oregon, and the other loss in the Orange Bowl to a 1-loss FSU team.

    WVU lost superstar Noel Devine and a few great defensive players in DT Chris Neild, LB J.T. Thomas, and CB Brandon Hogan. It's time for some new players to step up as the 2011 season begins...

    OFFENSIVE STARTERS
    Pos Name Class OVR
    QB Geno Smith JR 87
    HB Tavon Austin JR 88
    FB Ryan Clarke JR(RS) 75
    WR Brad Starks SR(RS) 90
    WR Ivan McCartney FR(RS) 82
    TE Tyler Urban SR 82
    LT Don Barclay SR(RS) 94
    LG Josh Jenkins SR 93
    C Joe Madsen JR(RS) 89
    RG Chad Snodgrass SR(RS) 83
    RT Jeff Braun JR(RS) 82
    K Tyler Bitancurt JR(RS) 98


    Oh no...no more Devine. Not to worry, the Mountaineers have re-loaded with Devine 2.0. Tavon Austin has switched back to his natural position at HB and will undoubtedly carry the offense. QB Geno Smith should be improved this year, should he stay healthy, and more weight will be put on his shoulders to make big passes downfield to stretch the defense. Brad Starks leads our WRs, but many youngsters will contribute including Stedman Bailey, True FR George Moody, and our #2 WR Ivan McCartney, who BTW is the cousin of...wait for it....wait.......just a little longer................Chad Ochocinco. The O-line should be decent, with the left side definitely being stronger than the right side.

    Our Kicker/Punter Tyler Bitancurt is one of the best kickers in college, at 98OVR with 99 kick power and accuracy.

    DEFENSIVE STARTERS
    Pos Name Class OVR
    LE Julian Miller SR(RS) 87
    DT Josh Taylor SR(RS) 78
    RE Will Clarke SO(RS) 76
    LOLB Najee Goode SR(RS) 83
    MLB Paul Garrett JR 71
    ROLB Bruce Irvin SR 78
    CB Keith Tandy SR(RS) 85
    CB Brantwon Bowser SR(RS) 82
    FS Robert Sands SR 90
    SS Terrence Garvin JR 84
    SS Derek Knight SR(RS) 82


    The Defense this year will be very interesting. We have probably the worst line of any of the user teams. SR(RS) Julian Miller will continue to make big plays and will hopefully improve on his 10 sacks from last year. RE Will Clarke will play pretty well despite his low rating, while DT Josh Taylor will split time with true FR T.J. King. Najee Goode will be the strong point of the LB corps, and we expect Bruce Irvin will be able to apply pressure on the quarterback often. Paul Garrett is a JUCO player who will likely split time with SO(RS) Branko Busick. Garrett does have good speed and accel though, so he shouldn't have much problem flying all over the field.

    With the loss of CB Brandon Hogan, Keith Tandy moves to the #1 CB and Brantwon Bowser moves up to #2 from the nickle. FS Robert Sands will once again be the leader of the defense and he should make some big plays with his 6'5 frame and 96 speed. Strong Safeties Terrence Garvin and Derek Knight have good experience and will help out in the pass rush and stopping the run.

    We needed to switch to a different defense thanks to our weak D-line, so we will use our strong secondary to our advantage, likely going back to the WVU defensive staple, the 3-3-5.
     
  13. Twister18

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    2011 Southern California Trojans​

    The 2011 Trojans begin the season with high hopes after a very disappointing 2010 season. The Trojans finished 8-5, including 2 losses to Cal and rival Oregon. Coach Twist has made an OC change by bringing in Norm Chow and his version of the pro style offense (think Georgia). Here the Trojans are loaded at the skill positions but the trenches may be the key for a good season. Here are the starters:

    OFFENSIVE STARTERS
    Pos Name Class OVR
    QB Matt Barkley JR 89
    HB Dillon Baxter SO 80
    FB Pierre Yancey JR 74
    WR Brice Butler JR 90
    WR David Ausberry SR 88
    TE Blake Ayles SR 89
    LT Matt Kahlil JR 87
    LG Martin Coleman SR 84
    OC Mike Reardon SR 80
    RG Darren Finley FR 80
    RT Tyron Smith SR 90


    DEFENSIVE STARTERS
    Pos Name Class OVR
    LE Armond Armstead SR 91
    RE Nick Perry SR 94
    DT Casey Jurrell SR 91
    DT Heb Fandupo SR 81
    LLB Devon Kennard JR 81
    MLB Chris Galippo SR 93
    RLB Brandon Porter FR 81
    CB TJ Bryant SR 93
    CB Torin Harris SO 83
    FS Drew McAllister SR 88
    SS Byron Moore SO 88
    K Chris Goodman FR 50
    P Bobby Der JR 86


    Offense: Barkley appears poised for a huge season, not only because of the abundant WR talent but also the legs of Soph Dillon Baxter. Baxter started the last 3 games last year and rushed for over 120 in each of these games. Marc Tyler and DJ Morgan will be fighting for reps. The WRs are just ridiculous, with Brice Butler and Ausberry being joined by Kyle Prater, Rob Woods and Markeith Ambles. Expect to see alot of 5 WR sets. TE Blake Ayles is a dangerous threat as well. The OL is loaded with Seniors, led by RT Tyron Smith.

    Defense: The DL will be among the strongest in the country, led by senior DEs Perry and Armstead. MLB Chris Galippo will have to rebound from a subpar season and hope to mentor true freshman Brandon Porter on the right side. TJ Bryant will be a Thorpe candidate and FS Drew McAllister hopes to cover the deep spots well.

    ST: Bobby Der will be handling the K/P. K Chris Goodman doubles as the towel and water boy.

    Prediction: The Trojans will finish 10-3 and win the Pac 10 title.
     
  14. Colemanchu

    Colemanchu GOAT SPLITTER

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    Oregon Ducks

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    Overview:
    The Oregon Ducks come into the 2011-12 season with a #3 ranking and a 13 game winning streak. The Ducks were far from overwhelming in 2011 but were able to get by and capture the Pac 10 and Rose Bowl crowns. This years team will be much different and should experience some growing pains early after losing 14 starters from a year ago. Look for depth to become an issue as unexpected transfers leave Oregon with only 60 players on their roster.


    Offense:
    Oregon's offense was lead last year by a dominating offensive line which returns two starters on the left side. Running behind that line will be first team All American LaMichael James, who looks to get even more carries after the loss of his partner in crime Kenjon Barner. The biggest question mark on offense and for the team will be at quarterback where Darren Thomas takes over as the starter for departed starter Nate Costa. Thomas will need to prove that he make good reads and keep the offense on the field or he will be replaced.


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    Defense:
    Oregons defense was solid last year but failed to make any big plays and finished in the bottom half of the NCAA in turnovers caused. This doesnt bode well for fans as the Ducks will have to replace seven starters on this side of the ball. Although young all along the defense we feel that we have added some playmakers and should be able to cause more turnovers, but the lack of experience should make for some big plays against us.
     
  15. Juggernautblitz

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    Notre Dame

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    Notre Dame enters the 2011 season with expectations high following a surprising 2010 in which the Irish finished in the top 5 in the country for the first time since the Garfield administration.

    Offense: Dayne Crist looks to have another productive year throwing to All American WR and Heisman candidate Michael Floyd and All American candidate TE Kyle Rudolph. The big question for the Irish is can Sierre Wood fill the giant shoes left by Armando Allen who had a record year rushing the ball for the Irish in 2010. If Wood and Cameron Roberson can even be average, the Irish may have another potent O in 2011.

    OFFENSIVE STARTERS
    Pos Name Class OVR
    QB Dayne Crist JR 87
    HB Cierre Wood SO 79
    FB Erik Marshall FR 74
    WR Michael Floyd SR 99
    WR Shaquelle Evans SO 86
    TE Kyle Rudolph SR 92
    LT Lane Clelland JR 77
    LG Chris Watt SO 85
    OC Mike Golic JR 85
    RG Trevor Robinson SR 83
    RT Taylor Dever SR 86


    Defense: The defense will be led again this year by middle linebacker Manti T'eo monitoring the middle of the field and DE Kapron Lewis Moore coming off the edge. The Irish have speed at LB, but lack a big time player in the middle of the D-line and are a little thin on playmakers in the secondary. It will take good scheming and a little luck for the Irish to have another top D in the country this year.

    DEFENSIVE STARTERS
    Pos Name Class OVR
    LE Kapron Lewis Moore JR 83
    RE Ethan Johnson SR 84
    DT Louis Nix SO 80
    DT Emeka Nwamkwo SR 79
    LLB Danny Spond FR 77
    MLB Manti T'eo JR 93
    RLB Darius Fleming SR 82
    CB Gary Gray SR 89
    CB Robert Blanton SR 88
    FS Jamoris Slaughter JR 85
    SS Dylan Jones FR 74
    K Nick Tausch JR 95
    P Ben Turk SO 93


    Prediction: The Irish will finish 10-3 and once again contend for the Big East crown.[/QUOTE]
     

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